Lighting up Letham for Christmas

Carol singing at the turn on of Letham Christmas lights on Monday evening in the Square.
Carol singing at the turn on of Letham Christmas lights on Monday evening in the Square.

Letham burst into light this week to mark the beginning of the festive season.

On Monday night the Letham Christmas tree and Village Square lights were switched on by Letham Primary School pupils Findlay McLean, P6, and Callum Smith, P1.

On Monday evening the Christmas lights in Letham Square were switched on by two boys from the local school, Callum Smith P1 and Findlay McLean P6. After that there was lots of Christams music and carols.

On Monday evening the Christmas lights in Letham Square were switched on by two boys from the local school, Callum Smith P1 and Findlay McLean P6. After that there was lots of Christams music and carols.

The boys flipped the switch at 6 p.m. and the lights will give the square a festive glow right up until 12th Night.

A spokesperson for the Letham Feuars Committee said: “To put up the tree and Christmas lights and to make it all happen relies on the generosity of a squad of volunteers.

“We would like to thank for all their help: the Lumgair brothers from Bractullo Farm, for the Christmas tree and transport; Ewan and James Cameron for organising the logistics and their sterling assistance in putting the lights and tree up; Finlay Russell from Drummie Farm, for the front end loader and last but not least, the members of the Feuars Committee who organised and helped in any way on the day.

“The festive looking square comes into its own, particularly on Christmas Eve when everyone in the village is invited to sing around the Christmas tree and then partake of Christmas treats and mulled wine.”

The scene in Letham Square after the Christmas lights were turned on on Monday evening.

The scene in Letham Square after the Christmas lights were turned on on Monday evening.

The Christmas Eve carol event will start at 7.30 p.m., and there may be one last visit from Santa Claus.

Santa will also be visiting the village on December 20 and 21 when he will be helping Ewan Cameron with the Christmas collection for the village.